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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic floor: Dedicated therapy for the pelvic floor can help with prolapse, and or bowel and bladder muscular control/incontinence. Please ask your urologist what the specific reason was. In the future, it is always good to ask your doctor why he makes a certain decision. Make sure you understand your diagnosis, and recommended treatment. Ask questions to be informed about your own health! ...Read more
I'm going to a pelvic floor physical therapy for the first time. Would she knew what PGAD is if I talk to her about it? Do they deal with this issue
Ask her: I would recommend asking the physical therapist if she is familiar with PGAD and assess her comfort level and experience. My guess is that they will not have had patients with this before since it is so exceedingly rare but will be quite comfortable providing you with physical therapy. ...Read more
What is a typical time frame for healing pelvic floor problems with physical therapy that are causing vulvodynia?
8 weeks: However scar tissue can be painful permanently. Can improve up to one year. ...Read more
Will physical therapy improve the posture of my body ( my pelvis is tilted and I limp,because of severe sciatica and discopathy....no scoliosis!)?
Not for the fracture: Physical therapy after pelvic fracture will help with walking, transferring, and activities of daily living (adls) however it will not help with the healing of the fracture itself. Make sure you get up and walk around everyday to prevent clots in the legs and lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My pelvis bone was recently pivoted & rotated due to a wreck. I've had 2 months physical therapy &my doctor won't have my neck, back seen? It killsme
Pelvic/lower ab pain + ED for 3 years so far. Mri/ct/cysto/blood/urine all clean. Physical therapy didn't work. Anything else left to test?
See your PCP: Mostly are due chronic inflammatory problem secondary to gmo food. Stay away from all cereals, soy products, wheat corn , juices and sodas. Have your doctor do CBC diff , esr, tsh, hba1c, crp, ana. And rf. Need to take Folic Acid 1mg, b6 50 mg, and B12 500 mcg daily. On the basis of blood test you may need meds, . If stiff in am and problems sleeping you need treatmnet with medicine. ...Read more
Swollen obtuator internus . Chronic pain. What is the cause?Been to physical therapy, pelvic MRI and lumber MRI show nothing. Pelvic ultrasound fine.
How do you know the: Oi is swollen if imaging is negative. That muscle allows you to cross one leg over the other. Can be injured with exercise or yoga. A study using neutron to treat prostate cancer caused atrophy and fibrosis of these muscles, leading to inability to cross legs. A physiatrist/pm&r rehab doc is your best bet. ...Read more
For chronic pelvic pain how long do you think it will take pelvic floor pysical therapy to work? I'm 21 been in pain for years
See below: Pelvic floor rehab can be done for a variety of reasons including pelvic pain, incontinnence problems (particularly after delivery for women), painful sexual issues etc. It usually involves some type of strengthening exercises for the pelvic diaphragm muscles which work like a sling to keep the pelvic floor stable. It may also involve biofeedback to improve coordination and decrease spasm. ...Read more
Does pelvic floor therapy work? Should you have it before of after you have your bladder tacked up and a hysterectomy?
Taking Flomax (tamsulosin) for 4 days .4.dose. Is it ok to stop? I've started pelvic floor therapy for prostatitis and want to go that route. no bph
Ask your doc: Ultimately, you're in charge & responsible for your own health. We're here as guides & navigators to assist you. Flomax (tamsulosin) is used (up to 0.8mg daily) to treat prostate enlargement aka BPH and (off-label) kidney stones. Chat w/dispensing doc about your wishes. Set a defined trial duration as well as reviewing signs of progression & worsening after which consider restarting Tamsulosin. ...Read more
I don't understand: I have never heard of this. Nearly all physical therapy departments have normal linoleum or carpeted floors. Unless you want to put magnets in the soles of your shoes to keep your feel from sliding around, or to make you work harder to pick up your feet, i can think of no reason why walking on an iron floor would be desired or have any advantage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is usually done for plantar fasciitis? I have it and it is very painful. Can't put the heel on the floor. What kind of physical therapy is done?
Inflammation: Soft tissue inflammation is usually treated initially with conservative management. Start wearing supportive shoes at all times during the healing period. RICE therapy and oral anti-inflammatory agents. Massage the sore area, followed with ace bandage compression and elevate limb above hip with knee bent and ice area after activity and before bed. Remove ace before sleep.(RICE) Orthotic control. ...Read more
Central science: There will be a chemistry requirement for entry to training in physical therapy. Chemistry is basic to all of technology and to understanding the body. There will be little chemistry in your practice, but as a health care team member you will be a resource for others seeking accurate information. Chemistry unlocks everything else in science and you must be literate here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer